Carrick Man Sought In Connection With Carnegie Shooting
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The search continues for a third suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that left two people and an infant wounded in Carnegie.
Police still don’t have a motive for the shootings which happened Saturday afternoon at the Carnegie Towers.
But detectives say they are looking for 19-year-old Rashad Watson from Carrick. Police believe Watson came out of the complex and fired up to eight shots.
“Came down, talked with the individuals in the first vehicle, then turned around and began shooting in the second vehicle,” said Chief Jeff Harbin, of the Carnegie Police Department.
The victims drove away from the building, crashing into a parked car before heading to a nearby BP gas station where someone called 911.
Police say Watson got into a gray Cadillac, but jumped out and ran away.
Two passengers, 21-year-old Byron Hall and 20-year-old James Edmonds, both from Hazelwood, were taken into custody and later charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.
“A Heidelberg officer who was assisting our department and one of our officers, Carnegie officer, responded to Carnegie Towers and was able to stop the Cadillac from leaving the scene,” Chief Harbin said.
One of the adult victims was shot in the chest and the other in the leg. The infant was wounded in the torso. All of them are expected to survive.
Chief Harbin is glad no one else was hurt.
“Fortunately, the weather was inclement – it was raining – and kept people in or else it could have been worse,” he added.
Authorities say the owners of the building had installed a new video surveillance system, which helped detectives identify the suspects.
Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Watson to give them a call.